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Icy Dragon Sword
Icy Dragon Sword.jpg
Weapon details
Linked attribute(s): Swordsmanship
Damage type(s): Cold damage
Common: Iron Ingots
Rare: Steel Ingots

The Icy Dragon Sword (commonly abbreviated to "IDS"), like the Fiery Dragon Sword, is a popular sword that is prized for its style. It has a unique look, with its frosty blade (only two twisted "filaments" as a solid core) coming out of the dragon's mouth that acts as the hilt. It only appears with a gold rarity.

Weapon Stats[]

Icy Dragon Sword (found in the Shiverpeaks) Icy Dragon Sword (obtained through Gifts of the Traveler)

"Yakkington had to win a tug of war battle with an Ice Imp for this little treasure!" -Nicholas


The Icy Dragon Sword only drops as loot from Ice Imps in the ice caves in the eastern part of Mineral Springs (see thumbnail). If any party member has the quest Defend Droknar's Forge active in their Quest Log, the Ice Imps will not spawn.

Optimal route to the ice caves in Mineral Springs, starting at Granite Citadel.


Dye only affects the sword's hilt- it does not change the color of the flame. For a sword with a different color flame, consider the Fiery Dragon Sword. If you don't want an elemental mod, think about the Vampiric Dragon Sword. The Icy Dragon Sword obtained from the Traveler cannot be dyed.


File:IDS anim.gif

In game footage of the Icy Dragon Sword

  • The text on the sword obtained from Gift of the Traveler acknowledges the fact that the swords were originally only found as a low-frequency drop from Ice Imps.
  • The Traveler's version can be upgraded by both an inscription and a Sword Pommel; the Shiverpeaks version can only be upgraded with a pommel, as its inscription is inherent.
Historical note.png Historical note: The first Icy Dragon Swords were added to the game on December 21st, 2005, but were an undocumented addition (in effect, a hidden Christmas present from ArenaNet).
Historical note.png Historical note: Originally, Icy Dragon Swords were blue by default. As of the May 24th, 2007 update, they are now gold (and therefore exempt from loot scaling). The update was retroactive: all previously blue Icy Dragon Swords became gold items.
Historical note.png Historical note: The Traveler's version was added as part of the initial 4th Year Anniversary Update.

Dragon Swords
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